SFWA Bulletin [v3 #5, #14, October 1967] ed. Terry Carr (Science Fiction Writers Association, 24pp, octavo s/s)
Details supplied by Bud Webster.
- 1-5 · The Eligibility Question · Robert Silverberg · ar; Several SFWA members - notably Kit Reed and Nelson S. Bond - have raised; the question of a liberalization of the criteria for active mebership in; the organization. This is, unless Im mistaken, the origin of the Requal; (for requalification) debate. Bob, am I even close?
- 5 · reply to The Eligibility Question · Kit Reed · ar
- 6-7 · Recruiting Report · Roger Zelazny · ms; a report from Secretary-Treasurer concerning the recruiting of new members.
- 8 · The 1967 Hugos · Anon. · ms; as awarded at NyCon, voting breakdown supplied by NyCon Chair Ted White. I find it interesting (and a little dismaying) to; note that the Dramatic Presentation category consisted of two films (Fahrenheit 451 and Fantastic Voyage) and THREE Star Trek episodes.
- 9-10 · [untitled] · Robert Silverberg · ms; adds some commentary to the earlier article on copyright renewal.
- Donation of Manuscripts: II · Robert Silverberg · ar; adressing how the markets (FSF, AMAZING, FANTASTIC, ORBIT, GALAXY, IF, ANALOG) deal with manuscripts after publication.
- Announcement · Alva Rogers · ms; announcement from the treasurer for the 26th WorldCon, about rates and asking that SFWAns attending let the program planners know.
- 11-13 · How to Collaborate Without Getting Your Head Shaved · Keith Laumer · ar; about his collabs with Rosel George Brown. Also, a brief squib saying Publishers Weekly reports that J. R. R. Tolkiens Lord of the; Rings has now penetrated to South Vietnam: the Vietnamese Second Corps has taken the lidless eye of Sauron as its battle emblem. Apparently a; US Advisor, in an attempt to perfect his command of the language, translated the trilogy and the locals eagerly adopted the mythology.
- 14-15 · Nebula Nominations · Anon. · ms; I note that in the short fiction categories, no fewer than 7 of the 22 stories were from DV; 3 were from Orbit 2, 5 from F&SF.; Also a Special Note from Zelazny asking that Dawn and Death and the Executioner be withdrawn as they made up part of Lord of Light, already nominated.
- 16-19 · What Works for Me · John Brunner · cl; When you know you can do something, look for something you dont know you cant do. Of course, if you bring it off youll be back in the same spot; afterwards, but what the hell? This series of short pieces on writing is part of what Id love to reprint, assuming that I can gain the permissions.; Also on page 19, a letter from Ed ferman announcing that the F&SF anthology flat-rate fees will, henceforth, be increased by 50%. Pres. Silverberg; comments that a more equitable arrangement would be based around an advance against royalties covering a pro-rata share of the anthologys earnings. Works for me, hoss.
- 20 · Meet the Editor · Harry Harrison · cl
- 21-22 · The SF Writers Basic Library · Anon. · ms; Following James Blishs remark in the last Bulletin that every sf writer should have read the existing critical material on the field, several members asked for a list of these; works. Here are the books suggested by Blish, Damon Knight and Richard Lupoff:" I will not post the list unless Im asked to; I note, however,; that I currently own 12 of the listed 15 titles. So how come I aint rich?
- 22 · New Members · Anon. · cl; William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson, A. J. Budrys, Vaughn Bodé (!), Robert Hoskins, and our very own renovated and veneered Chum, Reb Malzberg.
- 23 · People and Places · Anon. · cl; announcing the deaths of Hugo Gernsback, A. A. Wyn, artist George Salter and Edison Marshall; also the 68 Nebs, to be held simultaneously in NYC and Berserkley.
- 24 · Market Report · Anon. · cl; One of the new markets listed is Anubis, heretofore a fanzine, is changing over to professional status and offering 1 cent a; word on acceptance...in the weird-horror-fantasy genre. The editor and publisher was one Ronald J. Willis of Arlington, Virginia; Ive never heard; of him or the magazine, was it ever actually made available?